Each step along the path is supported by basic science, concepts of neuroplasticity, and the resilience of the human spirit.
Stockton, CA (PRWEB) June 23, 2014
With decades of experience in neuroplasticity and emerging medical technologies, Anne Burleigh Jacobs, PT, PhD is convinced that better assisting stroke survivors begins with a change in attitude from the medical community.
Jacobs' new book, “Highs, Lows, and Plateaus,” is an easy-to-understand guide to recovery after a stroke or brain injury. It challenges health care professionals who concentrate on helping patients to cope rather than understand their condition, and explores breakthrough treatment options.
“The book provides hope and inspiration for continuum along the path of recovery,” Jacobs said. “Each step along the path is supported by basic science, concepts of neuroplasticity, and the resilience of the human spirit.”
Topics discussed include but are not limited to warning signs of a stroke, emergency treatment of a stroke, potential of the brain and nervous system to reorganize and recover and lastly, a variety of treatment techniques, as well as mechanical, robotic, and bionic tools that Jacobs believes are the future of rehabilitation.
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“Highs, Lows, and Plateaus: A path to recovery from stroke”
By Anne Jacobs, PT, PhD
Available at: Amazon, AuthorHouse, and Barnes and Noble online bookstores
About the Author:
Anne Burleigh Jacobs, PT, PhD earned her doctorate in Neuroscience and Physiology from the Oregon Health Sciences University in 1995. Dr. Jacobs' research and clinical interests over the past 25 years have focused on the role of sensory and motor interactions for recovery of standing balance, ambulation, and reaching movements post neurological injury. Dr. Jacobs was a co-founder of the Peninsula Stroke Association (now Pacific Stroke Association), a non-profit organization dedicated to stroke prevention, support, and advocacy. Currently, she specializes in post-stroke recovery through her private practice. Dr. Jacobs has lectured nationally and internationally on topics related to neuroscience, recovery of sensory-motor function, and motor learning.